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MI5 agent was suburban bank clerk

Files released by the National Archives in Kew suggest an agent who posed as an undercover Gestapo officer was actually Eric Roberts, a father of two in his thirties (The National Archives/PA)

The lone MI5 agent who secretly penetrated the ranks of Britain's wartime Nazi sympathisers has been identified as an unassuming suburban bank clerk.


Cameron pledges £80m more for Ebola

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that Ebola could spread to Europe if it was not stopped in its tracks in the African states where the deadly outbreak began earlier this year

David Cameron has pledged a further £80 million for the fight against Ebola, as he threw down the gauntlet to fellow European leaders to step up their own responses to the killer disease.


Family 'devastated' by Alice death

Tributes in memory of murdered teenager Alice Gross on the day of her funeral

The family of Alice Gross have said they "find it almost impossible to understand" her "appalling" death after the murdered schoolgirl's funeral.


Backing for untested medicines law

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is backing a bill that would allow dying patients to be treated with untested medicines

A new law allowing dying patients to be treated with untested medicines has moved a step closer after the Government gave its backing to the plan.


Survivor nurse begins Ebola mission

British nurse William Pooley, who survived Ebola, has flown back to Sierra Leone

The British nurse who survived Ebola will begin his second spell treating people infected by the deadly virus after returning to the country where he caught the infection.


Drink rise 'linked to death rates'

A jump in liver disease deaths was triggered by a rise in alcohol consumption, Public Health England warned

A startling jump in the number of people dying of liver disease has been triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption, Public Health England (PHE) has warned.


Prison system in crisis - charity

A charity has warned that the prison system is in crisis

The prison system in England and Wales is in crisis, with the number of officers cut by 41% during the Government's time in office, a leading charity has warned.


Ebola nurse returns to fight virus

Ebola nurse William Pooley returned to Sierra Leone where he caught the virus to rejoin efforts to fight the epidemic

The British nurse who survived Ebola has flown back to the country where he caught the deadly virus as he prepares to rejoin efforts to tackle the epidemic.


Contact plea to trekkers in Nepal

Security personnel outside Army Hospital where some injured avalanche victims are being treated in Katmandu

British trekkers in Nepal are being urged to contact their families following days of horrific blizzards and avalanches, the Foreign Office said.